Real Time Exemption Checking (RTEC) and FAQs

Real Time Exemption Checking (RTEC) allows pharmacy teams to digitally check if their patients are eligible for free NHS prescriptions because they hold specific exemptions.

Pharmacies already using RTEC, report that it saves staff time and because a patient that is found to be exempt via RTEC does not need to complete an exemption declaration on an EPS token, it reduces the use of paper, decreasing the risk of transmission of infection during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For full details and to register, please click the link below:

Learn more about RTEC and register

PSNC has been receiving increasing numbers of queries about the RTEC system and how it works in practice. They have used the most common queries to develop some FAQs to help support contractors:

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